Palmer named Waterways Work! president & CEO

Palmer named Waterways Work! president & CEO

Barry Palmer has been named president and chief executive of Waterways Work!, the national coalition to promote U.S. ports and inland waterways.

Palmer has served for 21 years as executive director of Dinamo, the Association for the Development of Inland Navigation in America's Ohio Valley. He succeeds Dennis Kirwin as president of Waterways Work!

"We are pleased to welcome Barry Palmer to the helm of Waterways Work!," said Berdon Lawrence, chairman of Waterways Work! "His more than 30 years of experience in helping to educate the various publics about the critical importance of the waterways system to our nation and the world will serve to further strengthen the Waterways Work! Mission."

Waterways Work! is supported by more than 250 waterways carriers, shippers, port authorities, shipping associations and waterways advocacy groups in the U.S.